José Alberto Hernández Ibarzábal is a Visiting Fellow researching in the areas of
socio-economic, governance and environmental challenges of unconventional gas
development. His current focus is a research project on the Mexican case, which
includes the lessons from unconventional gas development in Australia. He is a
strong advocate for consulting with local communities, implementing best regulatory
practice in order to lessen the environmental risks associated with fracking and
creating an energy career civil service in Mexico.
José Alberto has conducted research in natural gas infrastructure regulation,
governability and investment since 2005. The study in practice of factors that have
proved relevant in panel data studies in private investment in utilities’ infrastructure led to the creation of a model to study investment in natural gas infrastructure. Generating knowledge in these areas of study has been the main aim of his research, synthesised in five articles alongside two doctoral theses and one Diploma of Advanced Studies thesis.
Governance, regulation, policy, environmental risks and social licence of unconventional gas development and natural gas transmission pipelines
Socio-economic and environmental challenges of shale gas development in Mexico:
Lessons from unconventional gas development in Australia.